Video: Serene Fang Read full transcript BLACHLY, Ore. – Six years ago, Eron King, an artist and young mother, moved from the edge of Eugene to a creekside plot of forest valley so her two boys could grow up raising hens and Toggenburg goats. She wasn’t naïve about rural life in Oregon, where she’d […]
Ingrid Lobet reports on energy and the environment for the public radio program “BURN.” For a decade, she edited and reported stories of the changing West for “Living on Earth,” Public Radio International’s environment news magazine, watching trends in energy policy, air pollution, public lands and water. At the program Latino USA, Ingrid covered politics and demographics. She’s reported from 12 countries and won Investigative Reporters & Editors, Scripps Howard Foundation and Radio Television Digital News Association national awards for investigative stories. She’s written for U.S. News & World Report and Latin Trade and covered biotech, software and international trade as a business reporter at KPLU in Seattle.
Video: The tainted forest
In Oregon, a conflict is brewing between timber companies and residents over a little-known practice: the widespread use of herbicides in private forestry. Companies have been spraying millions of pounds of herbicide on their forestland, prompting health concerns among local residents who say the chemicals are carried by the wind. Last year, 41 residents submitted […]